N.C. Republican activist resigns after Voter ID remarks


#1

Link

After bragging in a TV interview that the state’s Voter ID regulations would “kick the Democrats in the butt,” and after making reference to “lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything,” a North Carolina conservative activist has stepped down from his Republican Party post.

Fired for telling the truth about the real reason behind voter ID laws.


#2

Fired for telling his personal opinion, which doesn’t match that of the Republican Party. Nice try though…


#3

Unfortunately for that argument, he’s not the only one: “Pennsylvania GOP Owns Up to Its Malicious Voter ID Law” (see here).


#4

:yawn:

Carry on with your blanket demonization. I will keep supporting ID laws that make sense, rather than supporting the status quo that allows fraudulent voting. I’m sorry if it cuts down on the number of dead, felons and non-citizens who can vote for the Democratic Party.


#5

:thumbsup:

The Republicans would try hard to convince you otherwise but the reason they put these laws in place is to keep the “undesirables” from voting. It was a GOP & tea-party reaction to the election of a “undesirable” to the White House.

Anyone who studies history knows this a step back to Jim Crow and poll taxes. :mad:

As many Republicans and many of the Tea Party keep showing their racist and hateful sides it seems there is no hope for Republicans in the future.


#6

No. Democrats keep showing their race baiting side. You were close though…


#7

Then you must believe that most other countries that hold free elections also are racist - because they require ID’s as well. I don’t think you’ll get much traction out of the false racism charge in the coming elections. Kind of like the boy who cried wolf.

Ishii


#8

The local Republicans were correct to force this guy to resign. Making remarks about “lazy blacks” is racist and about “lazy college kids” is just foolish. Trying to argue that voter ID laws are racist just does not follow, however. Election security is a very serious issue. No serious historian disputes that many elections have been stolen in the US. You have to wonder what agenda those who argue against the simplest identification rules are pursuing.


#9

Anyone who studies history knows that Jim Crow laws and poll taxes were from the Democrat Party, along with the KKK. :tiphat:

I remember those days. I’m sure others here may remember them as well.

Nice try at revising history. :wink:


#10

Who, exactly, do you think is being kept from voting with these laws? Keep in mind when you try to answer, that along with voter ID laws, Republications are also instituting assistance programs to get IDs. People will drive you to and from the DMV to get an ID, and even pay for it for you if you cannot afford one.

As a sort of an aside - it is already the law that any legal adult carry a government ID (such as a driver’s license) with them whenever they are in public. If you don’t have ID, its technically not even legal for you to physically go to the polling station in the first place.


#11

I think you are wrong about this.


#12

I see this one all the time and I have to wonder, do modern American conservatives really not get it? Or do they just throw this out there to see what will happen?

Yes… Jim Crow, poll taxes, KKK… mostly Democrats: Southern white conservative Democrats.

Same people, different party.

The biggest revisionists are the folks trying to convince the descendants of slavers, traitors, Klansmen, and segregationists that they are Real Americans[sup]TM[/sup] : the “Southern Strategy” in a nutshell :wink:


#13

I do not take cases such as the son of Representative Jim Moran, Patrick Moran, advising on what to do to commit voter fraud, or the former chief of staff of Rep Joe Garcia, Jerry Garcia, who is going to prison for a ballot scheme to make statements about all Democrats wanting to commit voter fraud.

60% of Democrats, according to a poll by Washington post support Voter ID, so support for voter ID is not isolated to Republicans.

washingtonpost.com/politics/polling/election-united-states-day/2012/08/13/35de0f48-e4d6-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_page.html

Reports of voter fraud have been noted by liberals and conservatives, it’s existence is not myth. Liberal Justice John Stevens noted in the opinion on the voter ID law in Indiana, which was upheld

It remains true, however, that flagrant examples of such fraud in other parts of the country have been documented throughout this Nation’s history by respected historians and journalists,11 that occasional examples have surfaced in recent years, 12 and that Indiana’s own experience with fraudulent voting in the 2003 Democratic primary for East Chicago Mayor 13—though perpetrated using absentee ballots and not in-person fraud—demonstrate that not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.

law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-21.ZO.html

Study by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Delaware analyzed data from 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 elections. At both individual and aggregate levels, they found that voter ID laws do not affect turnout across ethnic / racial or socio-economic lines. Study said, ‘concerns about voter identification laws affecting turnout are much ado about nothing’

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=3260864

Jeffrey Milyo, professor of economics and public affairs at the University of Missouri and the Hanna Family Scholar in the Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas, notes that overall voter turnout in Indiana actually increased after the implementation of photo ID. His study evaluated the effects of photo identification requirements by comparing county-level turnout in Indiana in the 2002 and 2006 mid-term elections, since the current ID law was not in place in ‘02.

“Previous studies have examined the effects of voter ID laws more generally, but none of these separately analyzes the effects of so called ‘mandatory photo ID’ on turnout in Indiana,” Milyo said. “I examined a variety of models on voter turnout. After controlling for several factors that influence county-wide turnout, there is no consistent or statistically significant evidence that the photo ID law depressed turnout in counties with greater percentages of minority, poor or elderly voters. Contrary to conventional wisdom, turnout in Democratic-leaning counties actually increased in the wake of the new photo ID requirements, all else constant.”

munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2008/0102-voter-id.php

American University did a survey of registered voters in Indiana, Maryland, and Mississippi looked at whether registered voters had photo IDs and found less than 0.5 percent of respondents had neither a citizenship documentation or photo ID concluded, ‘showing a photo ID as a requirement of voting does not appear to be a serious problem in any of the states’ because ‘[a]lmost all registered voters have an acceptable form of photo ID’

american.edu/spa/cdem/upload/VoterIDFinalReport1-9-08.pdf


#14

I do not take cases such as the son of Representative Jim Moran, Patrick Moran, advising on what to do to commit voter fraud, or the former chief of staff of Rep Joe Garcia, Jerry Garcia, who is going to prison for a ballot scheme to make statements about all Democrats wanting to commit voter fraud.

60% of Democrats, according to a poll by Washington post support Voter ID, so support for voter ID is not isolated to Republicans.

washingtonpost.com/politics/polling/election-united-states-day/2012/08/13/35de0f48-e4d6-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_page.html

Reports of voter fraud have been noted by liberals and conservatives, it’s existence is not myth. Liberal Justice John Stevens noted in the opinion on the voter ID law in Indiana, which was upheld

It remains true, however, that flagrant examples of such fraud in other parts of the country have been documented throughout this Nation’s history by respected historians and journalists,11 that occasional examples have surfaced in recent years, 12 and that Indiana’s own experience with fraudulent voting in the 2003 Democratic primary for East Chicago Mayor 13—though perpetrated using absentee ballots and not in-person fraud—demonstrate that not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.

law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-21.ZO.html

Study by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Delaware analyzed data from 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 elections. At both individual and aggregate levels, they found that voter ID laws do not affect turnout across ethnic / racial or socio-economic lines. Study said, ‘concerns about voter identification laws affecting turnout are much ado about nothing’

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=3260864

Jeffrey Milyo, professor of economics and public affairs at the University of Missouri and the Hanna Family Scholar in the Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas, notes that overall voter turnout in Indiana actually increased after the implementation of photo ID. His study evaluated the effects of photo identification requirements by comparing county-level turnout in Indiana in the 2002 and 2006 mid-term elections, since the current ID law was not in place in ‘02.

“Previous studies have examined the effects of voter ID laws more generally, but none of these separately analyzes the effects of so called ‘mandatory photo ID’ on turnout in Indiana,” Milyo said. “I examined a variety of models on voter turnout. After controlling for several factors that influence county-wide turnout, there is no consistent or statistically significant evidence that the photo ID law depressed turnout in counties with greater percentages of minority, poor or elderly voters. Contrary to conventional wisdom, turnout in Democratic-leaning counties actually increased in the wake of the new photo ID requirements, all else constant.”

munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2008/0102-voter-id.php

American University did a survey of registered voters in Indiana, Maryland, and Mississippi looked at whether registered voters had photo IDs and found less than 0.5 percent of respondents had neither a citizenship documentation or photo ID concluded, ‘showing a photo ID as a requirement of voting does not appear to be a serious problem in any of the states’ because ‘[a]lmost all registered voters have an acceptable form of photo ID’

american.edu/spa/cdem/upload/VoterIDFinalReport1-9-08.pdf:rolleyes:


#15

I do not take cases such as the son of Representative Jim Moran, Patrick Moran, advising on what to do to commit voter fraud, or the former chief of staff of Rep Joe Garcia, Jerry Garcia, who is going to prison for a ballot scheme to make statements about all Democrats wanting to commit voter fraud.

60% of Democrats, according to a poll by Washington post support Voter ID, so support for voter ID is not isolated to Republicans.

washingtonpost.com/politics/polling/election-united-states-day/2012/08/13/35de0f48-e4d6-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_page.html

Reports of voter fraud have been noted by liberals and conservatives, it’s existence is not myth. Liberal Justice John Stevens noted in the opinion on the voter ID law in Indiana, which was upheld

It remains true, however, that flagrant examples of such fraud in other parts of the country have been documented throughout this Nation’s history by respected historians and journalists,11 that occasional examples have surfaced in recent years, 12 and that Indiana’s own experience with fraudulent voting in the 2003 Democratic primary for East Chicago Mayor 13—though perpetrated using absentee ballots and not in-person fraud—demonstrate that not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.

law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-21.ZO.html

Study by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Delaware analyzed data from 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 elections. At both individual and aggregate levels, they found that voter ID laws do not affect turnout across ethnic / racial or socio-economic lines. Study said, ‘concerns about voter identification laws affecting turnout are much ado about nothing’

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=3260864

Jeffrey Milyo, professor of economics and public affairs at the University of Missouri and the Hanna Family Scholar in the Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas, notes that overall voter turnout in Indiana actually increased after the implementation of photo ID. His study evaluated the effects of photo identification requirements by comparing county-level turnout in Indiana in the 2002 and 2006 mid-term elections, since the current ID law was not in place in ‘02.

“Previous studies have examined the effects of voter ID laws more generally, but none of these separately analyzes the effects of so called ‘mandatory photo ID’ on turnout in Indiana,” Milyo said. “I examined a variety of models on voter turnout. After controlling for several factors that influence county-wide turnout, there is no consistent or statistically significant evidence that the photo ID law depressed turnout in counties with greater percentages of minority, poor or elderly voters. Contrary to conventional wisdom, turnout in Democratic-leaning counties actually increased in the wake of the new photo ID requirements, all else constant.”

munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2008/0102-voter-id.php

American University did a survey of registered voters in Indiana, Maryland, and Mississippi looked at whether registered voters had photo IDs and found less than 0.5 percent of respondents had neither a citizenship documentation or photo ID concluded, ‘showing a photo ID as a requirement of voting does not appear to be a serious problem in any of the states’ because ‘[a]lmost all registered voters have an acceptable form of photo ID’

american.edu/spa/cdem/upload/VoterIDFinalReport1-9-08.pdf:confused:


#16

I do not take cases such as the son of Representative Jim Moran, Patrick Moran, advising on what to do to commit voter fraud, or the former chief of staff of Rep Joe Garcia, Jerry Garcia, who is going to prison for a ballot scheme to make statements about all Democrats wanting to commit voter fraud.

60% of Democrats, according to a poll by Washington post support Voter ID, so support for voter ID is not isolated to Republicans.

washingtonpost.com/politics/polling/election-united-states-day/2012/08/13/35de0f48-e4d6-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_page.html

Reports of voter fraud have been noted by liberals and conservatives, it’s existence is not myth. Liberal Justice John Stevens noted in the opinion on the voter ID law in Indiana, which was upheld

It remains true, however, that flagrant examples of such fraud in other parts of the country have been documented throughout this Nation’s history by respected historians and journalists,11 that occasional examples have surfaced in recent years, 12 and that Indiana’s own experience with fraudulent voting in the 2003 Democratic primary for East Chicago Mayor 13—though perpetrated using absentee ballots and not in-person fraud—demonstrate that not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.

law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-21.ZO.html

Study by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Delaware analyzed data from 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 elections. At both individual and aggregate levels, they found that voter ID laws do not affect turnout across ethnic / racial or socio-economic lines. Study said, ‘concerns about voter identification laws affecting turnout are much ado about nothing’

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=3260864

Jeffrey Milyo, professor of economics and public affairs at the University of Missouri and the Hanna Family Scholar in the Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas, notes that overall voter turnout in Indiana actually increased after the implementation of photo ID. His study evaluated the effects of photo identification requirements by comparing county-level turnout in Indiana in the 2002 and 2006 mid-term elections, since the current ID law was not in place in ‘02.

“Previous studies have examined the effects of voter ID laws more generally, but none of these separately analyzes the effects of so called ‘mandatory photo ID’ on turnout in Indiana,” Milyo said. “I examined a variety of models on voter turnout. After controlling for several factors that influence county-wide turnout, there is no consistent or statistically significant evidence that the photo ID law depressed turnout in counties with greater percentages of minority, poor or elderly voters. Contrary to conventional wisdom, turnout in Democratic-leaning counties actually increased in the wake of the new photo ID requirements, all else constant.”

munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2008/0102-voter-id.php

American University did a survey of registered voters in Indiana, Maryland, and Mississippi looked at whether registered voters had photo IDs and found less than 0.5 percent of respondents had neither a citizenship documentation or photo ID concluded, ‘showing a photo ID as a requirement of voting does not appear to be a serious problem in any of the states’ because ‘[a]lmost all registered voters have an acceptable form of photo ID’

american.edu/spa/cdem/upload/VoterIDFinalReport1-9-08.pdf:eek:


#17

I do not take cases such as the son of Representative Jim Moran, Patrick Moran, advising on what to do to commit voter fraud, or the former chief of staff of Rep Joe Garcia, Jerry Garcia, who is going to prison for a ballot scheme to make statements about all Democrats wanting to commit voter fraud.

60% of Democrats, according to a poll by Washington post support Voter ID, so support for voter ID is not isolated to Republicans.

washingtonpost.com/politics/polling/election-united-states-day/2012/08/13/35de0f48-e4d6-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_page.html

Reports of voter fraud have been noted by liberals and conservatives, it’s existence is not myth. Liberal Justice John Stevens noted in the opinion on the voter ID law in Indiana, which was upheld

It remains true, however, that flagrant examples of such fraud in other parts of the country have been documented throughout this Nation’s history by respected historians and journalists,11 that occasional examples have surfaced in recent years, 12 and that Indiana’s own experience with fraudulent voting in the 2003 Democratic primary for East Chicago Mayor 13—though perpetrated using absentee ballots and not in-person fraud—demonstrate that not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.

law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-21.ZO.html

Study by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Delaware analyzed data from 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 elections. At both individual and aggregate levels, they found that voter ID laws do not affect turnout across ethnic / racial or socio-economic lines. Study said, ‘concerns about voter identification laws affecting turnout are much ado about nothing’

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=3260864

Jeffrey Milyo, professor of economics and public affairs at the University of Missouri and the Hanna Family Scholar in the Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas, notes that overall voter turnout in Indiana actually increased after the implementation of photo ID. His study evaluated the effects of photo identification requirements by comparing county-level turnout in Indiana in the 2002 and 2006 mid-term elections, since the current ID law was not in place in ‘02.

“Previous studies have examined the effects of voter ID laws more generally, but none of these separately analyzes the effects of so called ‘mandatory photo ID’ on turnout in Indiana,” Milyo said. “I examined a variety of models on voter turnout. After controlling for several factors that influence county-wide turnout, there is no consistent or statistically significant evidence that the photo ID law depressed turnout in counties with greater percentages of minority, poor or elderly voters. Contrary to conventional wisdom, turnout in Democratic-leaning counties actually increased in the wake of the new photo ID requirements, all else constant.”

munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2008/0102-voter-id.php

American University did a survey of registered voters in Indiana, Maryland, and Mississippi looked at whether registered voters had photo IDs and found less than 0.5 percent of respondents had neither a citizenship documentation or photo ID concluded, ‘showing a photo ID as a requirement of voting does not appear to be a serious problem in any of the states’ because ‘[a]lmost all registered voters have an acceptable form of photo ID’

american.edu/spa/cdem/upload/VoterIDFinalReport1-9-08.pdf:frowning:


#18

I do not take cases such as the son of Representative Jim Moran, Patrick Moran, advising on what to do to commit voter fraud, or the former chief of staff of Rep Joe Garcia, Jerry Garcia, who is going to prison for a ballot scheme to make statements about all Democrats wanting to commit voter fraud.

60% of Democrats, according to a poll by Washington post support Voter ID, so support for voter ID is not isolated to Republicans.

washingtonpost.com/politics/polling/election-united-states-day/2012/08/13/35de0f48-e4d6-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_page.html

Reports of voter fraud have been noted by liberals and conservatives, it’s existence is not myth. Liberal Justice John Stevens noted in the opinion on the voter ID law in Indiana, which was upheld

It remains true, however, that flagrant examples of such fraud in other parts of the country have been documented throughout this Nation’s history by respected historians and journalists,11 that occasional examples have surfaced in recent years, 12 and that Indiana’s own experience with fraudulent voting in the 2003 Democratic primary for East Chicago Mayor 13—though perpetrated using absentee ballots and not in-person fraud—demonstrate that not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.

law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-21.ZO.html

Study by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Delaware analyzed data from 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 elections. At both individual and aggregate levels, they found that voter ID laws do not affect turnout across ethnic / racial or socio-economic lines. Study said, ‘concerns about voter identification laws affecting turnout are much ado about nothing’

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=3260864

Jeffrey Milyo, professor of economics and public affairs at the University of Missouri and the Hanna Family Scholar in the Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas, notes that overall voter turnout in Indiana actually increased after the implementation of photo ID. His study evaluated the effects of photo identification requirements by comparing county-level turnout in Indiana in the 2002 and 2006 mid-term elections, since the current ID law was not in place in ‘02.

“Previous studies have examined the effects of voter ID laws more generally, but none of these separately analyzes the effects of so called ‘mandatory photo ID’ on turnout in Indiana,” Milyo said. “I examined a variety of models on voter turnout. After controlling for several factors that influence county-wide turnout, there is no consistent or statistically significant evidence that the photo ID law depressed turnout in counties with greater percentages of minority, poor or elderly voters. Contrary to conventional wisdom, turnout in Democratic-leaning counties actually increased in the wake of the new photo ID requirements, all else constant.”

munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2008/0102-voter-id.php

American University did a survey of registered voters in Indiana, Maryland, and Mississippi looked at whether registered voters had photo IDs and found less than 0.5 percent of respondents had neither a citizenship documentation or photo ID concluded, ‘showing a photo ID as a requirement of voting does not appear to be a serious problem in any of the states’ because ‘[a]lmost all registered voters have an acceptable form of photo ID’

american.edu/spa/cdem/upload/VoterIDFinalReport1-9-08.pdf:shrug:


#19

I do not take cases such as the son of Representative Jim Moran, Patrick Moran, advising on what to do to commit voter fraud, or the former chief of staff of Rep Joe Garcia, Jerry Garcia, who is going to prison for a ballot scheme to make statements about all Democrats wanting to commit voter fraud.

60% of Democrats, according to a poll by Washington post support Voter ID, so support for voter ID is not isolated to Republicans.

washingtonpost.com/politics/polling/election-united-states-day/2012/08/13/35de0f48-e4d6-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_page.html

Reports of voter fraud have been noted by liberals and conservatives, it’s existence is not myth. Liberal Justice John Stevens noted in the opinion on the voter ID law in Indiana, which was upheld

It remains true, however, that flagrant examples of such fraud in other parts of the country have been documented throughout this Nation’s history by respected historians and journalists,11 that occasional examples have surfaced in recent years, 12 and that Indiana’s own experience with fraudulent voting in the 2003 Democratic primary for East Chicago Mayor 13—though perpetrated using absentee ballots and not in-person fraud—demonstrate that not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.

law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-21.ZO.html

Study by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Delaware analyzed data from 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 elections. At both individual and aggregate levels, they found that voter ID laws do not affect turnout across ethnic / racial or socio-economic lines. Study said, ‘concerns about voter identification laws affecting turnout are much ado about nothing’

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=3260864

Jeffrey Milyo, professor of economics and public affairs at the University of Missouri and the Hanna Family Scholar in the Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas, notes that overall voter turnout in Indiana actually increased after the implementation of photo ID. His study evaluated the effects of photo identification requirements by comparing county-level turnout in Indiana in the 2002 and 2006 mid-term elections, since the current ID law was not in place in ‘02.

“Previous studies have examined the effects of voter ID laws more generally, but none of these separately analyzes the effects of so called ‘mandatory photo ID’ on turnout in Indiana,” Milyo said. “I examined a variety of models on voter turnout. After controlling for several factors that influence county-wide turnout, there is no consistent or statistically significant evidence that the photo ID law depressed turnout in counties with greater percentages of minority, poor or elderly voters. Contrary to conventional wisdom, turnout in Democratic-leaning counties actually increased in the wake of the new photo ID requirements, all else constant.”

munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2008/0102-voter-id.php

American University did a survey of registered voters in Indiana, Maryland, and Mississippi looked at whether registered voters had photo IDs and found less than 0.5 percent of respondents had neither a citizenship documentation or photo ID concluded, ‘showing a photo ID as a requirement of voting does not appear to be a serious problem in any of the states’ because ‘[a]lmost all registered voters have an acceptable form of photo ID’

american.edu/spa/cdem/upload/VoterIDFinalReport1-9-08.pdf:o


#20

I do not take cases such as the son of Representative Jim Moran, Patrick Moran, advising on what to do to commit voter fraud, or the former chief of staff of Rep Joe Garcia, Jerry Garcia, who is going to prison for a ballot scheme to make statements about all Democrats wanting to commit voter fraud.

60% of Democrats, according to a poll by Washington post support Voter ID, so support for voter ID is not isolated to Republicans.

washingtonpost.com/politics/polling/election-united-states-day/2012/08/13/35de0f48-e4d6-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_page.html

Reports of voter fraud have been noted by liberals and conservatives, it’s existence is not myth. Liberal Justice John Stevens noted in the opinion on the voter ID law in Indiana, which was upheld

It remains true, however, that flagrant examples of such fraud in other parts of the country have been documented throughout this Nation’s history by respected historians and journalists,11 that occasional examples have surfaced in recent years, 12 and that Indiana’s own experience with fraudulent voting in the 2003 Democratic primary for East Chicago Mayor 13—though perpetrated using absentee ballots and not in-person fraud—demonstrate that not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.

law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-21.ZO.html

Study by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Delaware analyzed data from 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 elections. At both individual and aggregate levels, they found that voter ID laws do not affect turnout across ethnic / racial or socio-economic lines. Study said, ‘concerns about voter identification laws affecting turnout are much ado about nothing’

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=3260864

Jeffrey Milyo, professor of economics and public affairs at the University of Missouri and the Hanna Family Scholar in the Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas, notes that overall voter turnout in Indiana actually increased after the implementation of photo ID. His study evaluated the effects of photo identification requirements by comparing county-level turnout in Indiana in the 2002 and 2006 mid-term elections, since the current ID law was not in place in ‘02.

“Previous studies have examined the effects of voter ID laws more generally, but none of these separately analyzes the effects of so called ‘mandatory photo ID’ on turnout in Indiana,” Milyo said. “I examined a variety of models on voter turnout. After controlling for several factors that influence county-wide turnout, there is no consistent or statistically significant evidence that the photo ID law depressed turnout in counties with greater percentages of minority, poor or elderly voters. Contrary to conventional wisdom, turnout in Democratic-leaning counties actually increased in the wake of the new photo ID requirements, all else constant.”

munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2008/0102-voter-id.php

American University did a survey of registered voters in Indiana, Maryland, and Mississippi looked at whether registered voters had photo IDs and found less than 0.5 percent of respondents had neither a citizenship documentation or photo ID concluded, ‘showing a photo ID as a requirement of voting does not appear to be a serious problem in any of the states’ because ‘[a]lmost all registered voters have an acceptable form of photo ID’

american.edu/spa/cdem/upload/VoterIDFinalReport1-9-08.pdf:wink:


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